Sunday, August 14, 2016

Colorado's Veterinary Access Compounded Pharmaceutical Drugs Effective August 10, 2016

"CVMA Legislative Efforts Expand Options for Veterinary Access to Compounded DrugsAfter months of preparation and constant presence at the Capitol, CVMA is pleased to announce that House Bill 16-1324 (titled Veterinary Access Compounded Pharmaceutical Drugs) has passed both houses of the Colorado General Assembly. Representative Joann Ginal (D-Fort Collins/House District 52) and Senator Jerry Sonnenberg (R-Sterling/Senate District 1) were the prime sponsors of the bill, and CVMA is immensely grateful for their willingness to address this critical issue. Governor John Hickenlooper signed the bill into law on June 10, and it will take effect on August 10, 2016.
Why CVMA Undertook This ActionA recent survey of CVMA members underscored the importance of veterinary access to compounded drugs. Recognizing that patient care was being compromised because of the barriers surrounding compounding medications, CVMA leadership made it a high priority to find a legislative solution that clarifies office use, allows office stock with dispensing in certain situations, and addresses access to compounded controlled drugs."
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